Storage of computer and parts in the residential area

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Fri Jun 8 07:21:34 2001

   Geez...just when you think you've heard it all. This is taking those
neighborhood zoning restrictions a bit too far. Obviously, the neighbor has
too much time on their hands. Good luck getting it worked out Mike.


>I am so steamed right now, buried in my junk mail I just found a letter
>from the city of Orange where I live. (peoples republic of California)
>Notice of violation and order to comply
>* Storage of computer and parts in the residential area
>Apparently some neighbor had a inspector come over and peek in my windows
>last week, and sure enough I do have a few computers stacked around right
>now. The gist of the complaint is that while I comply with all the noise,
>parking, etc. they want me to have a "Home Occupation Business License" and
>restrict my storage to 500 cubic feet in an enclosed garage.
>Now I guess I have to agree the home is occupied with computers, but my
>first reaction is that it is strictly a hobby, no business activity goes on
>at all. Before I say anything though I am going to go and read Orange
>Municipal Code 17.14.050(H) in the morning.
>I love the arrogance of these people too, giving me 14 days to comply. My
>guess is that at best this will be a big PITA, since it kind of hamstrings
>me, if I sell off a bunch of stuff, then I am a business, but if I don't
>then I may be looking at endless harassment.
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